07 Oct 2018 AT 11:27 AM

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 borrows from the best for its latest outing

Step aside Fortnite, there's a new (old) shooter in town
07 Oct 2018 AT 11:27 AM
 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 borrows from the best for its latest outing

There was a time when Call of Duty was untouchable in the multiplayer FPS stakes. But in recent years, the juggernaut has slowed and shooter fans have jumped ship to the wily open world action of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and more recently, Fortnite.

Both of these have had a significant effect on the series, mainly that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which arrives this week, has “borrowed” the Battle Royale mode that both use.

For those unfamiliar with what this is, players are dropped in to random  areas and then they must scramble to pick up weapons and ammo as an ever decreasing play area forces the action into a tense bottleneck.

The biggest advantage with CoD though, is that the shooting is far more satisfying than either of said titles.

Could this be the end of the Fortnite phenomenon as we know it? CoD certainly now has a shot at reclaiming the title.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC

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